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June- July 2019

We hope that everyone is enjoying their summer break!


The Professional Development Committee would like to introduce you to our PD newsletter. This newsletter will provide information to Charleston R-1 staff about upcoming district PD, PD opportunities available at Southeast RPDC, and informative articles/links to hot educational topics.

July Professional Development

  • 9th AND 23rd- Reaching and Teaching Students with Dyslexia
  • 25th- EdTech Academy: A Next Generation Teaching and Learning Conference


August Professional Development

  • 1st- Mentor Academy
  • 2nd- ParaEducator Training
  • 29th- Diving Deeper into Grades 3-5 New Expanded MLS in Math Part 1 of 2


September Professional Development

  • 5th- Diving Deeper into Grades K-2 Expanded MLS in Math Part 1 of 2
  • 12th- Teamwork in the IEP Journey Part 1 of 3
  • 17th- Trauma Invested Schools: A Culture of Safety and the New 3 Rs
  • 27th- Working with Students with Classic Autism

Don't Be Stuck- TAKE ACTION!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrSUe_m19FY

Upcoming District Professional Development

The Professional Development Committee is excited to announce that on September 9th, the district has contracted with aha! Process Inc, a Ruby Payne company, to provide an all day workshop over her book A Framework for Understanding Poverty. We are excited that Kristin Pierson-Wright, daughter of Dr. Rita Pearson and consultant for Ruby Payne, will be presenting our workshop.


If you are looking for something to add to your summer reading list, we encourage you to read her book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty. The book is available in the teacher resource library at CHS or can be purchased from most major booksellers.

Summer Avoidance App for Educators

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oHaRFHTbQ4

Before You Quit Teaching- NEW BOOK

Dr. Ruby Payne has written a new book, Before You Quit Teaching: Tools, Resources, and Hope for New Teachers in High- Poverty Classrooms. This book is available FOR FREE (temporarily) by clicking the link above. The book is a quick read at a mere 149 pages.


"The book is meant to be for new teachers but I believe that it is relavent for ALL teachers. I was able to read it over a weekend and found it to be helpful, informational, and inspirational." --Amy Brown

District Professional Development Plan

The Charleston R-I Professional Development Committee has been working hard to overhaul the District Professional Development Plan for the 2019-2020 school year. An updated copy of the plan can be found by downloading the link below.

Professional Development Committee

Charleston High School

  • Chris Casey
  • Kelsie Lee


Charleston Middle School


  • Kristin Porter
  • Jennifer Dement


Warren E Hearnes Elementary School


  • Anne Willis
  • Margaret Shands


Central Office (Non-Voting Members)

  • Amy Brown-Chairperson
  • Dr. Tammy Lupardus